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Who Should I Draft?

Pablo Lopez or Kevin Gausman (2021)


Who Should I Draft? Player Summaries
 
Experts' Pick
 
  Pablo Lopez
SP - MIA
Pablo Lopez
Kevin Gausman
SP,RP - SF
Kevin Gausman
Expert
Recommendation
51%
Recommended by
26 of 51 experts
49%
Recommended by
25 of 51 experts
Rankings 
   
ECR# 47# 48
Best Rank# 33# 17
Worst Rank# 63# 111
   
ADP 
   
Composite# 138# 137
Best Rank# 128# 127
Worst Rank# 156# 160
   
Projections 
   
Strikeouts144174
Wins1010
Saves00
ERA3.993.98
WHIP1.221.22
   
Misc 
   
Injury AlertIL60-
   
Expert Ranks 
   
Scott Pianowski
Yahoo! Sports
# 41# 42
   
Steve Gardner
USA Today
# 44# 48
   
Site Projections
RotoChamp
# 34# 64
   
Greg Smith
The Fake Baseball
# 40# 48
   
Muntradamus
Beast Dome
# 45# 111
   
Dave McKay
The Fantasy Sports Brain
# 44# 46
   
Tim McCullough
Baseball Prospectus
# 48# 50
   
Wayne Bretsky
BretskyBall
# 53# 85
   
Jake Ciely
The Athletic
# 49# 53
   
Chris Meaney
FTN
# 57# 60
   
Heath Capps
Fake Teams
# 52# 55
   
Adam Ronis
Fantasy Alarm
# 33# 43
   
Nick Pollack
Pitcher List
# 45# 74
   
Mike Maher
FantasyPros
# 53# 70
   
Michael Waterloo
FantasyPros
# 43# 45
   
Donkey Teeth
Razzball
# 41# 57
   
Dan Harris
FantasyPros
# 43# 58
   
Max Freeze
Freeze Stats
# 41# 45
   
Jorge B. Edwards
Fantasy In Frames
# 49# 74
   
Dennis Sosic
Fantasy Six Pack
# 52# 70
   
Todd D Clark
The Fantasy Fix
# 51# 54
   
Brendan Tuma
FantasyPros
# 50# 52
   
Jacob W. Dunne
New Life Fantasy
# 49# 51
   
Lucas Spence
Pitcher List
# 54# 56
   
Chris Clegg
Fantrax
# 45# 55
   
Joe Pisapia
FantasyPros
# 47# 49
   
Grey Albright
Razzball
# 36# 33
   
Ariel Cohen
FanGraphs
# 38# 33
   
Pierre Camus
RotoBaller
# 41# 33
   
KJ
Fantasy Team Advice
# 41# 32
   
Nick Mariano
RotoBaller
# 44# 38
   
Andy Behrens
Yahoo! Sports
# 45# 35
   
Dalton Del Don
Yahoo! Sports
# 47# 21
   
Joe Bond
Fantasy Six Pack
# 47# 42
   
Jeff Boggis
Fantasy Football Empire
# 47# 41
   
Andrew Gould
FantasyPros
# 48# 45
   
Ryan Amore
Pitcher List
# 48# 38
   
Jordan Eisen
Field of Vision Sports
# 48# 41
   
Staff Rankings
Roto Ranks
# 48# 44
   
Mario Mergola
Sporfolio
# 49# 45
   
Mick Ciallela
Fantrax
# 50# 49
   
Corbin Young
FantasyData
# 50# 35
   
Andy Singleton
Expand The Boxscore
# 51# 49
   
Rudy Gamble
Razzball
# 51# 21
   
Michael Petropoulos
BRoto Fantasy
# 52# 34
   
Andrew Seifter
FantasyPros
# 54# 45
   
Brad Camara
FantasyPros
# 55# 54
   
Nicklaus Gaut
RotoBaller
# 57# 24
   
Luke Gloeckner
Mr. Cheatsheet
# 57# 17
   
Carmen Maiorano
FantasyPros
# 60# 47
   
Nate Miller
FantasyPros
# 63# 59
   
Who Should I Draft? Player Statistics
  Pablo Lopez
SP - MIA
Pablo Lopez
Kevin Gausman
SP,RP - SF
Kevin Gausman
2020 Stats 
   
   
Games Played1112
   
Games Started1110
   
Innings Pitched57.060.3
   
Wins63
   
Losses43
   
Saves00
   
Blown Saves00
   
Holds00
   
Hits Allowed5050
   
Earned Runs2324
   
Home Runs Allowed48
   
Strikeouts5979
   
Walks1816
   
ERA3.613.62
   
WHIP1.191.11
   
Who Should I Draft? Player Projections
  Pablo Lopez
SP - MIA
Pablo Lopez
Kevin Gausman
SP,RP - SF
Kevin Gausman
2021 Projections 
   
   
Games Played2929
   
Games Started2829
   
Innings Pitched153.0161.4
   
Wins1010
   
Losses109
   
Saves00
   
Blown Saves00
   
Holds00
   
Hits Allowed144152
   
Earned Runs6871
   
Home Runs Allowed1921
   
Strikeouts144174
   
Walks4344
   
ERA3.993.98
   
WHIP1.221.22
   
Who Should I Draft? Player Notes
  Pablo Lopez
SP - MIA
Pablo Lopez
Kevin Gausman
SP,RP - SF
Kevin Gausman
News 
 Marlins' starting pitcher Pablo Lopez should resume bullpen sessions this week.
Jack Mannis
Tue, Sep 7th
RHP Kevin Gausman took a no-decision on Tuesday when he allowed four runs on nine hits with three strikeouts across four innings in the Giants' 6-5 win over the Padres.
Jon Mathisen
Wed, Sep 22nd
 Marlins starting pitcher Pablo Lopez has returned to Miami after just one rehab appearance at Triple-A. As Christina De Nicola of MLB.com notes, "he is not being shut down, there will just be a delay in his progression."
Andersen Pickard
Sat, Aug 28th
RHP Kevin Gausman took the loss on Thursday when he allowed four runs on eight hits with one walk and seven strikeouts over five innings in the Giants' 7-4 loss to the Padres.
Jon Mathisen
Thu, Sep 16th
 Marlins RHP Pablo Lopez (shoulder) will begin a minor league rehab assignment with Triple-A Jacksonville on Saturday.
Brendan Tuma - Too Much Tuma
Fri, Aug 20th
Kevin Gausman allowed three runs on eight hits and no walks while striking out nine across six innings during Saturday's 15-4 win over the Cubs.
Andy Zimmerman
Sat, Sep 11th
 After a bullpen session on Monday, Pablo Lopez threw another one on Thursday, this time in Cincinnati with the rest of the ball club.
Ethan Biddle - The Work of Ethan Biddle
Thu, Aug 19th
RHP Kevin Gausman picked up his 13th win of the season on Monday when he allowed three runs on five hits with one walk and nine strikeouts over seven innings as the Giants took down the Rockies 10-5.
Jon Mathisen
Mon, Sep 6th
 Marlins pitcher Pablo Lopez was spotted throwing a live bullpen session in Miami Monday afternoon. The news comes a week after he began throwing pitch numbered bullpen sessions with no hitters.
Ethan Biddle - The Work of Ethan Biddle
Mon, Aug 16th
RHP Kevin Gausman received a no-decision on Wednesday when he surrendered two runs on four hits with a walk and seven strikeouts over five innings pitched as the Giants lost to the Brewers by a score of 5-2.
Jon Mathisen
Thu, Sep 2nd
Notes 
 Despite his 5.09 ERA and mediocre strikeout rate in 2019, there was some buzz about Lopez heading into last season because of his outstanding changeup and his ability to keep his WHIP in check. He justified the expectations, cutting his ERA to 3.61 and striking out about a batter and a half more per nine innings than he had previously. He's still volatile, as he has seemingly random games where he lacks command with his changeup and gets hit hard. And he needs another pitch to complement his fastball and changeup. But if he can continue to develop either his curveball or cutter, he could be a true breakout candidate. Draft him as an SP4 with upside for more if his other pitches continue to improve.
Dan Harris - FantasyPros
Gausman had the best season of his career with the Giants last season, and accepted a qualifying offer to remain in San Francisco. Gausman not only put up an impressive 3.62 ERA, but he upped his strikeout rate by about nine points to 32.2%. He saw a nice velocity bump on his fastball and leaned into his excellent splitter a bit more than usual. The downside for Gausman is that he really is mostly a fastball/splitter pitcher, meaning that when his splitter isn't working, he's likely to get hit hard. But, we've now at least seen the upside over a full season, and he's a pretty ideal SP4/SP5 if you can get him in that range.
Dan Harris - FantasyPros